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  • Making spirits bright ...

    The 12th annual Shop with a Cop event was held Thursday, Dec. 20. The event is sponsored by the Carrollton Police Department, Carroll County Sheriff’s Office and Carroll County Detention Center. Fifty-three children shopped with officers and volunteers at VF Outlet and Walmart, while 24 younger children were shopped for in advance. Over the past 11 years, more than 830 children have been helped and more than $156,000 has been spent.

  • New Business Preview: Patrons will see new businesses, owners

    The News-Democrat is highlighting local businesses that have recently opened or changed owners. More profiles will be published in upcoming editions.

    Artful Gifts Etc.

    Owner: Dinah Marshall

    Address: 509 Highland Ave, Carrollton 41008

    Phone: (502) 532-0155

    Opened: Spring of 2012

  • Ghent delays action

    A proposal to hire a building inspector for the city will have to be decided by the new Ghent City Commission next year.

    Commissioners at the Dec. 11 meeting agreed to table the proposal, brought by Tom Torline of Ghent.

    Torline has offered to contract with the city as building inspector on an as-needed basis to inspect new residential and commercial structures, as well as exterior additions such as decks “to determine if they are complying with code,” he told commissioners last week.

  • Family loses home, arson suspected in second fire

    A Kentucky State Police arson investigator is looking into a fire that destroyed the home of Diana Anderson on Hunters Heights Road in Carroll County.

    The home located at 2252 Hunters Heights Rd. was the scene of two fire calls within 48 hours, according to Carroll County Dispatch logs. The first call came in on Saturday, Dec. 15, at 9:58 p.m. and was quickly extinguished, damaging only one wall of the home. The second was on Monday, Dec. 17, at 6:30 p.m.

  • Job fair looks to fill 100 positions in new year

    A job fair at the Carroll County Courthouse will mean jobs for about 100 people in the new year.

    Diversco Integrated Services will hold the job fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, in the second-floor courtroom.

    Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said the jobs are full-time positions on the North American Stainless property that include vacation, holidays and comprehensive benefits.

  • Christmas Giving

    The Carroll County Ministerial Association distributed gifts for approximately 350 children on Friday, Dec. 14, at the Carroll County Extension Office. Project Committee members are Leigh Ann Roberts (pictured), Robin Huesman, Misty Wheeler, Tracey Reynolds, Hayley Franklin, Cydney Conley, Dee Moore and Tracy Rose. Also volunteering were Grover Crawford, James Lee, Amanda Rice, Dave Roberts, David Huesman, Scott Meadows and Monica Daniel.

  • Spaghetti fundraiser

    Westside Volunteer Fire Department held a fundraiser Saturday, Dec. 8 at the firehouse for the Westside Christmas for Kids. A silent auction also was held. About 70 people attended the event. The money goes toward buying Christmas gifts for the children of the volunteer firefighters.

  • Local police investigate burglaries in city, county

    The Carrollton Police Department is investigating three burglaries that have occurred during the daytime hours.

    The first was reported at 6:37 p.m. on Dec. 11, by Steve Taylor, 610 Taylor St., Carrollton. He returned home in the evening and noticed a 46-inch Toshiba television, a 26-inch Sanyo television, an electric guitar,  jewelry,  hand tools and some change were missing. The value is estimated at $2,500.

  • Couple looks to retirement after ‘cleaning’ for 30 years

    River Town Dry Cleaning, Carroll County’s one and only dry cleaning business, will soon close after 30 years of operation.

    Dan and Rose Russell, the proprietors of the business, will miss the friendly relationships they have shared with their customers over the years.

    The business, which has been open since Dec. 27, 1982, has been in the same location in the Park Lane Shopping Center on Highland Avenue for the past 30 years. They will remain in business until Dec. 31, when the couple will retire to their farm in Campbellsburg.

  • Showing off our talents

    Kathryn Winn and Cartmell recently held winter arts showcases, featuring singing, dancing and other talents. Many more photos will be in the January Carroll County Kids.